English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Dow Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Newton

Historical Forms

  • Duuebrigge c.1150 Pipewell
  • Pons Doddebrigge 1285 Ass
  • Dounebrugge (or Douuebrugge), Durebrugge 1293 ib
  • pons de Douuebrigge in Watlingstrete 1330 ib
  • Dove Bridge 1656 Dugdale 1725 B c.1840 TA
  • Dowbridge 1656 Dugdale


Dow Bridge is Duuebrigge c. 1150Pipewell , Pons Doddebrigge 1285Ass , Dounebrugge (or Douuebrugge ), Durebrugge 1293 ib., pons de Douuebrigge in Watlingstrete 1330 ib. (Nth), Dove Bridge 1656 Dugdale, 1725 B, c. 1840TA , Dowbridge 1656 Dugdale. This bridge carries Watling Street over the Avon and is probably to be interpreted as 'dove-bridge' but cf. PN Nth 73 and note Dowebregestrete in Sandon (Herts) 1311St Pauls .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement